The initial release of ‘Civil War – The battle game’ contains a selection of three different battles to choose from.
These battles are:
- The Battle of Brandy Station
- The Battle of Chickamauga
- The Battle of Fredericksburg
This offers the player the choice between a short battle (Brandy Station, 1 day = 30/45 min playing time), average (Chickamauga, 2 days = 1-1.5 hours) and a long battle (Fredericksburg, 5 days = approx. 3 hours). Continue reading →
Pontoon bridge, assembled by the Union to cross the Rappahannock.
The Union Army arrived in Falmouth on November 17. Burnside’s plan to quickly cross the Rappahannock fell through because the pontoon bridges he ordered had not arrived on time. It took until the end of the month before all necessary bridges arrived. By this time the entire Confederate army was present at the area south of Fredericksburg, which was a defensible position.
Union engineers began to assemble six pontoon bridges before dawn on December 11. This is when ‘Civil War – The Battle of Fredricksburg’ starts.
During the Civil War, Fredericksburg was of great importance because of its strategic location between Washington and Richmond, the capitals of the Union and the Confederacy respectively. In ‘Civil War – The Battle of Fredericksburg’ the city also plays a central role, being the dividing line between the two armies.